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Old 03-12-2008, 02:05 PM
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Does anybody know where/why Ruger came up with this name for the Mini-14? Thanks.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:34 PM
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Probably because they wanted to market it as a scaled-down M14 even though its not.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:58 AM
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Does anybody know where/why Ruger came up with this name for the Mini-14? Thanks.
Quite simple, really! It is sort of a miniaturized version of the U.S. Rifle, Cal. 7.62X51mm, M14. Hence "Mini-14"! (I'm assuming you know what the M14 is???)
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:06 AM
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It was designed by James Mini. It was actually the 14th prototype and the version he finally sold to Ruger. Well it sounded good at the time I typed it The first two posters are correct of course.
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